Here's the deal........we got our cat back in September and he was about the 5 months old at the time. Well, we keep his food and "toilet" down in the basement and he seems like that isn't a problem for him. Although, pretty much the whole time we have had him he has enjoyed company while he goes down to eat and loves to be petted while eating. There have been alot of nights where he sleeps on our bed with us and we have no problem with that at all. But, about 4 out of 7 days of the week he likes to get up in the middle of the night and go eat, but he likes for one of us to be with him. Mind you, the food and water dish are still full of product for him it is just the fact that I think he likes the attention.
Being the animal lovers that my wife and I are, we feel compelled to adhere to his continual meowing and give him the attention he wants at whatever time of night that it is. It is so much like a child to us and we are starting to tire of the broken-up sleep patterns that he is giving us. My question is.......do we just let Jasper meow till he is blue in the face, lock him in the basement (which we would hate to do)? We have tried wearing him out before we go to bed, too. We feel like he is running OUR lives rather than the other way around.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!